I have a feeling that with all the talk over Peter Beattie and Australian disaster preparedness (or the lack thereof!), there’s been less attention paid than there should have been to the plight of people who actually were hit by a tsunami on Monday in the Solomon Islands. Because I donate to them monthly, I’ve just received an email asking for donations from Save the Children. You can read about their response here and donate here. It’s payday today for me, so I’ve just tipped a hundred bucks into the jar.
Please post any other relevant links for giving, and any suggestions for LP fund-raising are also much appreciated.
Here’s the latest report from the ABC on the current situation of people in the Solomons, the risk of disease, and the growing death toll.
Update: Tigtog makes a spiffy fundraising suggestion in comments:
I want limericks!
One or more of Paris/bicycle/bikini must be mentioned! Bonus praise and adoration to anyone managing to get in McCain, snipers and Blackhawks.
I’ll pop in another hundred if we get to 50 limericks.